Manchester City have 'given up' in their attempts to sign Ajax midfielder Frenkie De Jong, after Paris Saint-Germain offered more than double what City were willing to spend on the Dutchman's wages, according to reports.
But with Barcelona and PSG also strongly in the running, the report claims the French champions have matched City's bid but are willing to double the salary to £200,000-a-week.
City missed out on target Jorginho who moved to Chelsea in the summer, and were unwilling to pay the reported £400,000-a-week for Alexis Sanchez in January 2018 as the Arsenal forward signed for Manchester United.
If City move their interest on from De Jong for the same reasons, it would show once again their unwillingness to pay over the odds for a player.
Meanwhile, City's on-loan defender Tosin Adarabioyo could be returning to the Etihad.
The youngster is at West Brom on a season-long loan deal, but is finding a consistent run of games hard to come by at the Hawthorns and Birmingham Live say City are considering recalling him.
The report says City want to loan Adarabioyo out again before the transfer window closes, allowing the 21-year-old to get more game time over the rest of the season.
Adarabioyo has made 23 appearances for Darren Moore's side this season, but has not started Albion's last two games.